from HÆDRON

 

 
When you’re hardly blue you cannot see
The light folded especially tight,—it is especially blue
On its path down
And up, lying side-on
Legs tucked to chest, unable to talk back. Walking the road
Came to an end just short of what wasn’t quite seen
As part of the world. . . .of microwaves & ultraviolets, that don’t figure
Physical threats or participate in excessive force. They cannot be
Lacerated; they cut right through
You, rustling only
A few electron leaves as the sky
Parks its teeth down the back of your neck. Roads narrow
Until the footpaths on either side converge; each curve returns
To the same place and even
With all the flagged lamps & telling signs passing
By the dark, a road is not light. It hasn’t
The delicate strength of a shark that will die
If it stops moving or falls
Asleep in the cold. It cannot be solvent & adhesive at one and the same
Time made by how
It may as well stop as soon as it can contain everyone in the same
Reference frame.

 

 

 

from HÆDRON

 

 
          Desire for sound,—light lined with desirous
Trees & awnings. Neighbourhood of waves & conversations hollow
Out mountains, watching them go
Invisible
In pregnant pauses. Home, this lot, &
More is everything but it takes
After roll of the dice or stamp of a cane. Cough of an impossible
Body that wasn’t ready and spewed
More than it meant to. Like time fell into the visual
Spectrum. . . .like how the world is said
To be sharp; that cuts as it turns and peels back—along
-side all the people having said
They aren’t filled with fruit
Anymore
The fruit is filled with them;—a leaf of remembering
The ability to pause over remembering
Apples still attached to their leaves. Rain
Lunges at streets that are so thin they are not
There in the clear, but lain afresh each storm. A world
Coloured by how water feels
To be escaping hands
At their oldest yet
Pausing for days when horror is most
Important,—fused to whatever is
everpresent—like evergreen leaves. As if the grass were so close
It was so close
To never being made.

 

 

 

 

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